Tag Archives: DOJ

Loretta Lynch Sworn In, Joins Twitter

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Same-Sex Couples Deserve Marriage Rights Now

“I am committed – as is this department – to ensuring equal dignity and equal treatment for all members of society, regardless of sexual orientation.  As we argued today before the Supreme Court, same-sex couples deserve that treatment now. ” – Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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AG Eric Holder Lauds LGBT Triumphs In Goodbye Speech To Justice Department

Attorney General Eric Holder has left the building. But not before a press conference in which he righteously spiked the ball about the LGBT triumphs seen during his tenure. Moments ago the Department Of Justice joined in on Twitter by posting the above photo. Earlier today the DOJ posted the below recap of Holder’s life and six years with the ...

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Senate Finally Confirms Loretta Lynch

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SCOTUSblog On The DOJ’s Brief

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: The brief was limited to defending same-sex marriage under an “equal protection” standard, leaving unmentioned the other constitutional argument that some challengers to state bans have made: that marriage is a fundamental right that cannot be closed to such couples, a “due process” argument. The government’s new filing, signed by U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. ...

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DOJ To SCOTUS: Yes On Marriage

Eric Holder’s promised brief has arrived. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: The United States government on Friday urged the Supreme Court to strike down bans on same-sex couples marriages across the country, concluding, “There is no adequate justification for such a discriminatory and injurious exercise of state power.” Specifically, the Justice Department urges: “The marriage bans challenged in these cases ...

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DOJ To File Multiple Corruption Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Via USA Today: The Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., involving his relationship with wealthy donor Salomon Melgen and accusations that the senator improperly advocated for the business interests of the Florida eye doctor in return for gifts, according to a person familiar with the matter. The charges are expected within the next ...

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Eric Holder On The DOJ’s Marriage Brief

“This week, the Justice Department will file a brief setting forth our position that state bans on same-sex marriage violate the fundamental constitutional guarantee of ‘equal protection of the laws.’ It is clear that the time has come to recognize that gay and lesbian people deserve robust protection from discrimination. Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage. ...

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Senate Panel Approves Nomination Of Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Via the New York Times: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote. The panel voted 12 to 8 to advance Ms. Lynch, President Obama’s pick to replace Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. as the ...

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Sen. Ted Cruz: It Would Be A “Travesty” To Vote For AG Nominee Loretta Lynch

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Sen. Lindsey Graham To AG Nominee Loretta Lynch: What’s The Difference Between Gay Marriage And Polygamy?

Via Mediaite: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) got down to the nitty-gritty in the Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, asking Eric Holder’s potential replacement to explicate the constitutional difference between gay marriage and polygamy. “What’s the legal difference between a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional? Could you try ...

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Eric Holder: Federal Government Will Back Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs At SCOTUS

“After the Justice Department’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that Americans in same-sex marriages are entitled to equal protection and equal treatment under the law. This landmark decision marked a historic step toward equality for all American families. “The Supreme Court has announced ...

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will ...

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Breitbart Headline Of The Day

According to Breitbart, US Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch should face tough questioning before the Senate over her role in the 1992 Whitewater hearings. The prosecutor has a long career built of some high profile cases but there is one case Lynch was involved in that few are talking about. Lynch was a part of Bill Clinton’s Whitewater probe defense ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Announces AG Pick

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Obama To Nominate NYC Prosecutor Loretta Lynch To Replace Holder As AG

Via Reuters: President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace the retiring Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general and if confirmed, she would become the first black woman to serve in the post, the White House said on Friday. The 55-year-old North Carolina native and Harvard-trained lawyer has deep experience in both civil rights and corporate ...

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Quote Of The Day – Eric Holder

“I expect that the Justice Department will file a brief and the brief will be consistent with the positions that we have taken in the past in support of same-sex marriage. I can’t imagine that that would be — that we would take any other position in — while this president is in office, and certainly as long as I ...

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REPORT: Eric Holder To Ask Supreme Court To Legalize Gay Marriage Nationwide

NBC News correspondent Pete Williams reported tonight that Attorney General Eric Holder will ask the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Activists have gotten louder in recent weeks with calls for the Department of Justice to make this move. The Human Rights Campaign reacts via press release: “Once again, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama Administration have stood ...

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Hold Off On Eric Holder’s Replacement Until New Senate Is Seated

“It is good news that Eric Holder has announced his resignation. Sadly, he has proven to be the most partisan attorney general in our history, repeatedly defying and refusing to enforce the law. It did not have to be this way, but Holder’s leadership has grievously undermined the Department of Justice’s long bipartisan tradition of independence and fidelity to law. ...

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Today In Teabagistan

World Net Daily, Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, and Twitchy have settled on a headline theme.

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